45: Cursed Spinach (a Game Boy Halloween)

Why does creepy music sound even creepier when channeled through a Game Boy? Maybe it’s that we still think of the Game Boy as a system we played on family trips. Maybe we think about it being more innocent, like when we were kids. Regardless the reason, when it skews sinister it gets uncomfy real fast, and this Halloween episode features some of the most unsettling music yet. BTW, this episode is limited to creamed spinach-era Game Boy and Game Boy Color only.

And if you’re an especially big Halloweener, you can listen to other Halloween episodes here. And if that promise about a Gremlins 2 episode on my other podcast sparked your interest, listen to it here.

Track listing:

0:09: Tower / Donkey Kong (Game Boy) / Taisuke Araki
3:42: Battle of the Holy / The Castlevania Adventure / Shigeru Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa and Hidehiro Funauchi 
5:32: Darkness / The Castlevania Adventure / Shigeru Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa and Hidehiro Funauchi 
6:48: Death Fair / The Castlevania Adventure / Shigeru Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa and Hidehiro Funauchi
7:57:Inside the Castle / Castlevania Legends / Kaoru Okada and Youichi Iwata
10:40: Hell Field / Gargoyle’s Quest / Harumi Fujita and Yoko Shimomura
12:04: Dungeon 1 / Final Fantasy Adventure / Kenji Ito
13:33: Stage 2 / Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear / David Wise
15:03: Track 4 / Hammerin’ Harry: Ghost Building Company / Ikuko Mimori 
16:29: Gen-an’s Theme / Samurai Shodown / Fumito Tamayama
18:50: Big Monster Tower / Gargoyle’s Quest / Harumi Fujita and Yoko Shimomura 
20:51: Caverns Theme 1 / Metroid II: The Return of Samus / Ryoji Yoshitomi 
21:51: Metroid Nest / Metroid II: The Return of Samus / Ryoji Yoshitomi
22:29: Omega Metroid Territory / Metroid II: The Return of Samus / Ryoji Yoshitomi 
28:03: Haunted Forest / Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs’ Big Break / Edvard Grieg and Hidehiro Funauchi
29:51: Office 4 / Gremlins 2: The New Batch / Naoki Kodaka 
31:40: Level 2 Theme / The Real Ghostbusters / Unknown Composer 
34:00: BGM 3 / Magic Knight Rayearth 2nd: Missing Colors / Unknown Composer 
36:54: Haunted House / Looney Tunes / Manami Matsumae
40:21: Forest of Fear!! / Wario Land 3 / Kozue Ishikawa
41:27: The Pool of Rain ~ The Stagnant Swamp (Night) / Wario Land 3 / Kozue Ishikawa
43:08: Desert Ruins / Wario Land 3 / Kozue Ishikawa
45:21: A Peaceful Village ~ A Town in Chaos (Night) / Wario Land 3 / Kozue Ishikawa
47:30: Stage Theme 2 / Donkey Kong (Game Boy) / Taisuke Araki
49:28: CInnabar Mansion / Pokemon Red and Blue / Junichi Masuda 
51:28: Last Fortress / Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters / Unknown Composer
55:53: Title Theme / Metroid II: The Return of Samus / Ryoji Yoshitomi 
59:50: Lavender Town / Pokemon Red and Blue / Junichi Masuda 
65:28: Vampire Wario / Wario Land 3 / Kozue Ishikawa
68:23: The End of the Day / Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge / Hidehiro Funauchi

 
 
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Drew Mackie